Unclaimed Funds Information
Unclaimed funds are monies deposited with the court by a bankruptcy case trustee pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 347. Most unclaimed funds arise in bankruptcy cases when the checks mailed by the trustee to the creditors are not cashed. Under the Bankruptcy Code, the trustee must stop payment on any check that remains unpaid 90 days after final distribution in the case. The unclaimed funds are turned over to the court to hold for the benefit of the creditor. Applications for release of unclaimed funds must comply with 28 U.S.C. § 2042.
Searching for Unclaimed Funds Held by the Court
If your name, or the name of your business, appears on the list, you may be entitled to funds.
Submitting an Application for Unclaimed Funds
Instructions and forms for filing an application for payment of unclaimed funds can be found below:
If you have any questions or require further assistance in recovering the funds to which you may be entitled, please contact the court’s Financial Department at NYNBFinancial@nynb.uscourts.gov or (518) 257-1661.